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THE COOLEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL HELMETS IN THE NAIA

With college football kicking off on August 23rd in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog the time seemed right to present a look at the coolest football helmets in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) football. Feel free to let me know whose helmets you feel I left out or who should have been rated higher or lower.

Dordt College Defenders11. DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS

Location: Sioux Center, IA

Comment: The NAIA has the Defenders, the NJCAA has the Avengers and Canadian college football boasts the X-Men! Marvel Comics fans have absolutely no excuse not to get into college football.  

Oklahoma Baptist University helmet10. OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON

Location: Shawnee, OK

Comment: Now here’s a helmet that’s as grand and glorious as the mighty beast the team is named for! OBU is known for getting things done with its sports programs so even though they’re still a little new to gridiron action look for them to make noise sooner rather than later.   

9. BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES

Location: Lindsborg, KS 

Comment: Like the Florida Gators the Bethany Swedes have one of those iconic helmets with stylish lettering and an overall eye-catching appeal. This helmet looks even better topping the Swedes’ blue jerseys and gold pants. Continue reading

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THE COOLEST HELMETS IN NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 Recently the College of Idaho Coyotes, or “Yotes” for short, announced they are relaunching football for the first time since the 1970’s! At left you see the preview of the new helmets the Coyotes will be sporting.

And NAIA college football continues to grow and grow! This coming season the following teams will be playing their first intercollegiate football games: Point University Skyhawks, Belleville Lynx, Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams and the Wayland Baptist University Pioneers.

Balladeer’s Blog presents its look at the coolest football helmets in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) football. Feel free to let me know whose helmets you feel I left out or who should have been rated higher or lower.

8. BETHANY COLLEGE SWEDES

Location: Lindsborg, KS 

Comment: Like the Florida Gators the Bethany Swedes have one of those iconic helmets with stylish lettering and an overall eye-catching appeal. This Continue reading

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DAY TWO OF THE USCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

 Welcome to day 2 of the USCAA World Series. Today the 2nd seeded Newport News Apprentice School Builders (logo at left) won a classic pitcher’s duel with the PSU- Beaver Nittany Lions by a score of 1-0. Tomorrow the action gets even more intense as the NCCAA2 College World Series gets underway.

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DAY ONE OF THE USCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

 Today marks day 1 of the College World Series for the USCAA, which stands  for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The USCAA format features a 10 team field playing in a double elimination tournament to determine the championship.

The Southern Virginia University Knights (logo at top left), a team from a terrific Mormon institution, were last year’s runners- up to the Briarcliffe Bulldogs. Today they took care of business against the Clark State Eagles. The games are still being played, so check back to Balladeer’s Blog for score updates throughout the Continue reading

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MADNESS IN THE MOUNTAINS CONCLUDES: USCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS CROWNED LAST NIGHT

Well, Madness In The Mountains, the USCAA National Basketball Tournament from Uniontown, PA, is over. The three champions are:

Men’s Division 1 – SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS

Men’s Division 2 – ANDERSON UNIVERSITY CARDINALS

Women’s Basketball (one combined division) – AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES

Congratulations to all three teams!

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LAST NIGHT’S NAIA VS D3 MATCHUP

In the ongoing and intense rivalry between the NAIA and NCAA Division 3 last night’s battle went to D3 as the Bridgewater Eagles defeated the Southern Virginia University Knights 32-23. The following courtesy of SVU Sports Information:

 SALEM, Va. The Southern Virginia football team took a third quarter lead against Bridgewater, but could not stop a rally from the Eagles in the fourth quarter, losing 32-23. A Zach Garner to Brick Wilce pass of 23-yards gave the Knights the lead, 23-21 at the 13:21 mark of the fourth quarter. After tying the game up at 7-7 in the first quarter, the Eagles had outscored the Knights 14-3, and went in to halftime up 21-10.

SVU responded to the deficit with an attacking flair, and a Garner-to-Wilce pass of 64-yards got the visitors to within four of BC. Despite the scores through the air, the defense could not find an answer for Bridgewater quarterback Hagan Driskell. Throwing for 227-yards, the Eagles’ quarterback hit Tyler Beiler for 39-yards and the winning touchdown with almost 11-minutes left in the game. A field goal with two minutes left in the game iced the win for the Eagles.

The game was memorable for things other than the loss, as the crowd of 423 helped the Southwest Virginia chapter of Feed America with its ticket income, and program income. The loss to BC drops the Knights to 2-4 on the season. SVU will return to action Oct. 9 when they host Guilford at Parry McCluer High School. The game will be the homecoming game for SVU, and will begin at 1:00 pm.

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